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Who should have a DMEPOS Compliance Program in place?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Oct 15, 2018 / by Becky Templeton posted in DMEPOS

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Sometimes life isn’t as easy as we hoped it would be. An accident, illness, or injury can happen resulting in the need for extra products and services for our patients to lead their daily lives.  For patients requiring these devices, they can rest assured knowing a local community provider is available to help them with their particular needs.  In today’s blog, we will discuss why having a DMEPOS compliance program is important, things you can do to get started, examples of other people who thought they didn’t need to have all their DME items in place and the issues they got into and some solutions to help keep your sanity while juggling all the items needed to bill Medicare for DMEPOS items.

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Durable Medical Equipment Specialist Certification

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Jan 29, 2018 / by Jenny Schell posted in Diabetic Shoes, DMEPOS

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blog-4.jpgOur experts here at R.J. Hedges & Associates have an all new podcast for you on Durable Medical Equipment Specialist Certification! Brought to you by our own Jeff Hedges, this blog will help you learn the language of DME so that you learn how to dispense, document, and most importantly earn revenue!

Once you are done listening to our blog click here for more information!

 

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To Participate or Not to Participate - That is the Question [Update]

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Oct 23, 2017 / by Jenny Schell posted in Immunizations, Diabetic Shoes, DMEPOS, CMS855B, CMS855S

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blog graphic-1.jpgBe prepared to answer one of the biggest questions of the year on November 15th, the question of participating or non-participating. R.J. Hedges & Associates is providing you with a podcast, and blog as resources, so when November 15th rolls around you and your pharmacy are ready to decided what is best for you!

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Participating vs Non-Participating

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Sep 26, 2017 / by Jenny Schell posted in Diabetic Shoes, DMEPOS, CMS855B, CMS855S

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blog-1.jpgNovember 15th is on its way! That means there is less than two months for pharmacies to decide if they would like to move to non-participating status with Medicare reimbursements. It is time to learn  (1) what participating is (2) how to do it and (3) the benefits of participating. Jeff Hedges, President and CEO of R. J. Hedges & Associates provides essential information in order for you to make the best decision for your pharmacy. Listen to his latest podcast so that when November 15th rolls around you will be confident in your choice!

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3 Medicare Part D Changes Your Pharmacy Needs to Implement in 2014

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Jan 13, 2014 / by Jenny Schell posted in DMEPOS

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blog 2014medicarepartdchangesIt’s the New Year...Usually a time for setting big goals, getting your team motivated, inspired and hopefully double checking that your pharmacy is set up for compliance. Back in October, new Medicare Part D changes took affect and gained the full support of Health and Human Services to uphold them. There have been more auditors than ever before enforcing these constantly changing regulations. It's starting to make the previous years seem like "the good ole days." To put you at ease about these new changes, here's your update to the 2014's Medicare Part D regulations.

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Tips for Facing Medicare Audits

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, May 2, 2013 / by Jenny Schell posted in Diabetic Shoes, DMEPOS, CMS855B, CMS855S

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By: Wendy Miller, BOCO, CDME
Wendy MillerDirector of Accreditation at BOC

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Verification Competitive Bidding Is A Poor Auction

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Jan 17, 2013 / by Jenny Schell posted in Diabetic Shoes, DMEPOS

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ScienceNews Jan 7, 2013 by Julie Rehmeyer 

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Medicare Part “B” Audit Prevention- Diabetic Supplies

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Jan 14, 2013 / by Jenny Schell posted in DMEPOS

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Recently we have been getting a lot of questions about what the documentation requirements are for diabetic supplies to satisfy Medicare audits. 

Here are some key things Jeff has found:

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Medicare Reimbursment Changes for Diabetic Supplies

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Jan 4, 2013 / by Jenny Schell posted in Diabetic Shoes, DMEPOS

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2013 is turning out to be a very busy year already with Medicare changes. It has come to our attention that there is a major change that will be taking effect on July 1. Unfortunately this change is not in your favor. Medicare Reinbursment Cuts for Diabitic Supplies

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Glucose Monitors LCD Change as of November 1, 2012

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Nov 1, 2012 / by Jenny Schell posted in DMEPOS

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Glucose Monitors LCD Change

CMS has issued a change to the Glucose Monitors LCD (Local Coverage Determination) effective November 1, 2012.  This change is contradictory to the LCD with respect of Refill Requirements, Prescription Requirements and Continued Use and Documentation.  There are additional changes coming on January 1, 2013.  We are advising not to change any procedure or process for diabetic supplies at this time. 

In addition, CMS has created three “Delivery Methods” in the LCD for delivery of diabetic supplies to the patient.  Your Delivery Method would be classified as “Method 1 – Direct Delivery to the Beneficiary by the Supplier”.

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